Buddha Bowl

A delicious and filling Buddha Bowl to keep the winter cold at bay!

A Buddha Bowl is more than a salad – it’s a mix of all things yummy and nutritious! High in protein and good fats, you can throw in any leftover veg you have too!

Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 709 kcal
Author Opies


  • 120 g cooked brown rice
  • 400 g tinned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tsp harissa spice
  • 4 Opies Pickled Walnuts, sliced
  • 1 avocado peeled, stoned
  • 1 block of tofu
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 courgette, peeled into ribbons
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 50 g edamame beans
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • a handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • mustard cress


  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed


  1. Brush the sweet potato with the olive oil and either cook on a griddle pan or under a hot grill.

  2. In a frying pan, dry fry the chickpeas in the harissa spice, then set aside.

  3. For the tofu, marinade in the tamari, then cut into cubes and fry in a hot pan with a little olive oil until it crisps up a little.

  4. For the courgette, toss with a little olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

  5. For the dressing, mix the ingredients together to form a pourable sauce. You may need to add a little more water.

  6. Divide the rice on the base of each plate you are using. In sections, start adding the ingredients; chickpeas, tofu, sweet potato, beans, spinach, courgette, cherry tomatoes, pickled walnuts and finally the cress. Drizzle over the sauce, then serve.

Nutrition Facts
Buddha Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 709 Calories from Fat 370
% Daily Value*
Fat 41.1g63%
Saturated Fat 6.5g41%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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